When decorating a home choosing the right colour of paint for a room is often the most important decision to make. It is the design element that will have the most impact since spatially it is often the largest and most visually prevalent element in the room. It is also the foundation of the rooms colour palette.The colour, including whether it is warm, cool, or a neutral, will impact the feeling one has when entering the room. The process of painting a room is also time-consuming, so it is important to pick the right paint for the space and purchase quality paint that will last. Since paint is the foundation to any overall decorating scheme, it is a savvy decision to work directly with a paint specialist store. Partnering with a paint specialist store will make the daunting process of choosing paint much simpler and is a surefire way to deliver the best home decorating results.One strategy is to know what style the room will be decorated in before going to the paint specialist store. If there are any design elements that will be used, such as a small piece of furniture or even specific pillows, it is a good idea to bring these along to get advice in selecting paint that will match. Of course, the opposite approach can be taken as well. If the room is starting off empty, it may be a good idea to select the paint and then take a sample card of the paint or paints that will be used when shopping for items for the room.Talk with a specialist at the paint store about any special needs, for example what colours most of the house is decorated in, what the room will be used for, and any known design ideas for the room. Having worked with many satisfied customers, a specialist can give great advice on what will work in a room. For example, a kitchen or bathroom will need semi-gloss or high-gloss paint in order to wear well. Moisture and frequent wiping down of surfaces in areas like these need a durable paint.The type of light in the room is important as well since light plays off of the paint and will dramatically change how the paint or paints look at home. It is always a good idea to take paint card samples home or even to purchase small test buckets of the final few paint selections. Paint swatches of these on the wall and view the paint in different lights throughout the day and evening to make sure this is the best paint choice for the room. The same colour of paint is available in different hues and can make a big difference to the feel of the room. For example, a bedroom painted in a cool yellow tone will have a completely different feel to it than a bedroom painted in a warm yellow tone.Finally a paint specialist store can open up the endless decorating possibilities for a room. Depending on the architectural elements present in the room, it may be best to use a wall colour that contrasts with trim colour or other wood work. An old piece of furniture can be given new live by re-painting it in a complimentary or contrasting colour to the walls. Paint can even be used on canvases to create custom art for a room at a very low cost. Faux finishes, such as a wall painted to look like stone, are becoming increasingly popular decorating choices. Partnering with a paint specialist store is sure to give results even the choosiest decorator will love.